Superintendents Course

It has, for some time, been apparent that there is currently a shortage of suitably qualified and experienced Ship Superintendents.  In response to this, a successful training programme was established in 2006, based on the Isle of Man.  The training was originally designed for newly appointed Ship Superintendents, however over recent years it has evolved to provide an excellent foundation in all aspects of ship operations.  In recognition of this, the programme has been nominated by Lloyds London as one of the best training programmes of its kind. 

EMCS International Limited are the managers of the programme and Managing Director Steve George says:

“We have been delighted by the response to this course.  We are particularly proud to have recently renewed our IMarEST accreditation, as well as the continued endorsements from both the Isle of Man Ship Registry and University College Isle of Man (UCM).  The training calls upon a wealth of experience from our team, who between them have over 200 years’ experience in every aspect of the Shipping Industry.  It is this wealth of knowledge and experience which puts this particular training programme at the top of its category. We have had to evolve in the ever changing climate to cover new legislation and codes of practice.  We believe we now have an exceptional and comprehensive programme, which is delivered in a rigorous nine day schedule.  We look forward to delivering the next programme”.

The programme runs twice a year, April and October. Course fee (tuition only) is £3,000.

Below is a link to a video, taken at the last programme in October 2021 with feedback from previous delegates:

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Ship Superintendents’ Training Course

Next course dates:

  • 02-10 April 2022
  • October 2022 to be confirmed.

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